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Second Semester 
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Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[50/23]  FOOD AND NUTRITION SCIENCES [23/00 - Ord. 2017]  PERCORSO COMUNE 5 40


Knowledge and understanding: the aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge related to the Italian and European regulatory system regarding the food sector, with particular attention to the regulatory framework of Food for Specific Groups and food supplements. Moreover, the course aims to provide the students with the technical and methodological skills that will enable them to study and analyze , critically and independently, legislative texts
Applying knowledge and understanding: although this is a basic course, the ability to read and elaborate regulatory sources developed through the course will find significant application in the professional activity, in both nutrition and food production, currently regulated in Europe by interventions Legislation that is constantly evolving.
Making judgements: the course provides the student with the criteria for the interpretation of Italian and European regulations in order to formulate a judgment based on critical reasoning and autonomous reflections
Communication: the course addresses the student to explain the acquired knowledge with precise references to the normative sources..
Learning skills: the course provides the students with the skills for the autonomous consultation of sources for updating, studying in deep and interpreting Italian and European legislation in the context of their professional interests


The first week is devoted to the illustration of the required preliminary knowledge to address the topics of the course. Therefore, there is no required specific prior knowledge.


Italian health organisation.
Health care products: regulatory classification.
European and national regulatory framework for production, processing, and storage of foods and drinks
European regulations on Novel food and GMO
Regulation of manufacturing and marketing of baby food, special diet food and low-calorie food
Regulation of food supplements.

Teaching Methods

Traditional lessons with the help of projections of digital slides on a screen. Each lesson begins with a brief summary of the concepts covered in previous lessons and ends with a discussion aimed to test the acquired knowledge

Verification of learning

Oral examination.
The final grade takes into account several factors:
Quality of the knowledge, skills, competences and / or manifest:
a) appropriateness, accuracy and consistency of knowledge
b) appropriateness, accuracy and consistency of skills
c) appropriateness, accuracy and consistency of skills
Exhibition mode:
a) Capacity of expression;
b) Proper use of the specific language of the discipline;
c) Capacity logical and consequential in the fitting of the contents;
e) Ability to connect different arguments by finding the common points and establish a consistent overall design, ie taking care of structure, organization and logical connections of speech exhibition;
f) Ability to summarize including through the use of symbolism on the matter, and the graphic expression of ideas and concepts, for example in the form of formulas, tables, equations.
Relational qualities:
Availability to exchange and interaction with the teacher during the interview.
Personal qualities:
a) critical spirit;
b) ability to self-evaluation.

Consequently, the judgment can be:
a) Fair (18 to 20/30)
The candidate demonstrates little knowledge acquired, superficial level, many gaps. expressive abilities modest, but still sufficient to support a coherent dialogue, logical and consequential in the fitting of the subjects of the elementary level; poor capacity for synthesis and ability to graphic expression rather stunted, lack of interaction with the teacher durations interview.
b) Moderate (21 to 23)
The applicant demonstrates the discreet acquisition of knowledge but lack of depth, a few gaps; expressive abilities more than sufficient to support a coherent dialogue; acceptable mastery of the language of science, logical and consequential in the fitting of the arguments of moderate complexity, more than enough capacity for synthesis and the ability to graphic expression acceptable.
c) Good (24 to 26)
The candidate demonstrates a wealth of knowledge rather large, moderate depth, with small gaps; satisfactory mastery of the expressive capabilities and significant scientific language; ability dialogical and critical well detectable, good capacity for synthesis and ability to graphic expression more than acceptable.
d) Outstanding (27 to 29)
The candidate demonstrates a wealth of notions very extensive, well depth, with marginal gaps; remarkable powers of expression and high mastery of scientific language; remarkable capacity dialogue, good competence and relevant aptitude for logic synthesis, high capacity for synthesis and graphic expression.
e) Excellent (30)
The candidate demonstrates a wealth of very extensive and in-depth knowledge, gaps irrelevant, high capacity and high mastery of the expressive language of science; excellent ability dialogical aptitude to make connections between different subjects, excellent ability to synthesize and very familiar with the expression graphics.
The praise is attributed to the candidates clearly above average, and whose notional limits, if any, expressive, conceptual, logical, as a whole are completely irrelevant.


P. Minghetti, M. Marchetti “Legislazione Farmaceutica” Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, Milano.

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Students will be provided the slides shown during the lectures

Questionnaire and social

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